| Feb 20, 2015
| 2:24 PM
Pennsylvania was one of the few shining spots nationally for Democrats in November’s elections. But as the contest for U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey’s seat draws closer, party insiders aren’t exactly linking arms with the sole Democrat who has...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 5:08 PM
Pennsylvanians have an early favorite in next year's presidential race, according to a new Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll.
Half of those surveyed said they would vote for Hillary Clinton when the Democrat was paired against several potential...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 9:25 AM
The City of Brotherly Love is becoming the City of Big Events.
Philadelphia's selection Thursday as host of next year's Democratic National Convention comes as it prepares for Pope Francis' visit in September.
U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, who led...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 5:24 PM
Lehigh Valley lawmakers welcomed the president's action in formally requesting congressional approval for military action against militants in Iraq and Syria, although local Republicans described his request as prompting more questions than it answered....
| Jan 7, 2015
| 3:50 PM
WASHINGTON — A spoonful of sugar is known to help the medicine go down, but can it also help smooth tensions in the U.S. Senate?
Some lawmakers seem to think so, and a 50-year tradition of ensuring that sweet treats are within easy reach of...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 4:04 PM
Congressional Republicans have sought to put the president's immigration policies at the forefront of the debate over a Homeland Security bill, and now Democrats are aiming to shift the rhetorical battle to your local firehouse.
If the bill isn't passed...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 3:05 PM
As usual our politicians from the Lehigh Valley are standing in line with their party on major issues instead of what would most benefit their constituents. Sen. Pat Toomey will not only stand in the party line but also be the front-runner trying to...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 6:52 PM
As he walked the hallways of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, 92-year-old Bert Winzer didn't make it far without someone thanking him for his military service.
Capitol police officers approached Winzer, clad in an olive-green Army uniform, asking to shake...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 7:51 PM
— Federal pipeline inspectors would see a 20 percent boost in the money available for overseeing those aging networks under the budget proposal released Monday by the White House.
That $4 trillion funding plan would provide another $30 million...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 9:29 AM
President Obama released a $4-trillion budget Monday with liberal priorities that have little chance of passage but will serve as an initial foray in negotiations with the new Republican Congress and help define the Democratic Party in the run-up to the...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 3:36 PM
Bert Winzer says he had no idea what he was in for when, at 21, he volunteered to serve in an Army commando unit.
"I said, 'Well, I'll sign up; it will never happen,' " he recalled, thinking he wouldn't be selected among the large pool of volunteers....